You may want a life that is predictable, a
life in which you have control over everything that happens in your life. But
the reality is that your life is unpredictable. We are in a world of forms and
no form is permanent. So things come and go and even form changes form. You are
not able to choose what happens in your life but you can choose how you respond
to what happens. Respond not react. When people react, they are not in
alignment with reality. When you accept what is, you align with the Now and
your power is ready to manifest as a response. What you do when you are in
alignment with the Now will have the power to move you forward which is a step
in changing the situation you consider undesirable.
Accepting the Now is the beginning of the end
of suffering. It is a liberating experience. By accepting what is, a new door
will be opened for you to go through. But when you do not accept what is, you
struggle. What is already is and you are fighting it. That is insanity. It is a
fight you can never win. To accept what is is to accept the truth and this will
set you free.
Acceptance does not mean that you do not
desire in any way to change your present situation. No. Acceptance does not
imply helplessness. On the contrary, it is when you have accepted what is that
you can really move past it. You go deeper in yourself and you find a new
resource, a new way, or a new opportunity. You act with what you have found to
create a different life situation for yourself. This is how you change your
situation. Accept, then act. See what happens afterwards.
You do not need to create an identity out of
what you have accepted. Say for instance you told a lie and you have fully
accepted that you lied, if you create an identity for yourself by saying, â€śI
accept myself the way I am. I am a liar,â€ť then you are keeping yourself stuck.
In such a situation, there is hardly any chance for change. Acceptance is
realizing the situation as it is. It is unnecessary and not helpful to identify
with it. No singular act, whether you describe it as good or bad, can define
who you are.